Saints well beaten at Brentford

premier-league Brentford Community Stadium | Sat 07 May 3PM | Attendance: 17,051
Match Report post Highlights

BRE vs SOU
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BRE vs SOU As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Brentford score twice in the space of a minute to extend early advantage
  • Adam Armstrong denied by the offside flag before the break 
  • Kristoffer Ajer secures all three points for the hosts
  • HALF TIME: Brentford 2-0 Saints

FULL TIME: Brentford 3-0 Saints

A disappointing afternoon in West London as Saints fall to a 3-0 defeat at Brentford Community Stadium. Kristoffer Ajer's second-half goal secured victory for Thomas Frank's side. 

16.51
90’

+3

Three additional minutes to be played. 

86’

Brentford substitution: Nathan Young-Coombes replaces Mathias Jensen

The youngster comes on for his Brentford debut. 

83’

Southampton substitution: Oriol Romeu replaces Stuart Armstrong

Another change from Hasenhüttl. 

81’

Brentford substitution: Shandon Baptiste replaces Bryan Mbeumo

A second substitution for Brentford. 

Ajer nets first Brentford goal

With the hosts on the ascendancy, some nimble footwork from Ajer on display before he fires his shot past Forster and into the back of the net to secure all three points. 

79’

GOAL

Kristoffer Ajer (79’) | 3 0

79’

Desperate defending from Saints

Saints are forced to defend a dangerous attack from Brentford, a game of head tennis ensues before Toney nearly finds his way past  Forster. Some scrappy play continues as Saints fail to clear, with both Mbeumo and Dasilva seeing efforts blocked. 

76’

Mbeumo beaten by Salisu 

Mbeumo launches a long ball into the path of Mbeumo but Salisu does a fantastic job at getting forward to apply the pressure to Mbeumo, before sending the ball out for a throw-in. 

75’

Ward-Prowse denied by the wall

With Nørgaard holding onto Stuart Armstrong, Ward-Prowse is presented with another tantalising opportunity from the set-piece. Once again, Brentford do enough in the wall to deflect the ball behind for a corner. 

73’

Elyounoussi on target 

A strong effort from newly introduced Elyounoussi who fires a fine strike towards Raya from just outside the area but it's a comfortable save for the Brentford goalkeeper. 

69’

Brentford substitution: Yoane Wissa replaces Josh Dasilva

Thomas Frank follows suit and makes his first change of the afternoon. 

67’

Saints still searching for an opening

A well-worked free-kick is played short from Ward-Prowse to Adam Armstrong who sends the ball across goal but with nobody in yellow to meet it, it bounces behind for a Brentford goal kick, 

64’

Southampton substitution: Mohamed Elyounoussi replaces Ibrahima Diallo

Hasenhüttl makes his first change of the day as Elyounoussi comes on in place of Diallo. 

63’

Walker-Peters wins duel

Ivan Toney looks to turn and strike towards goal with Mbeumo picking up the deflected shot, there's calls for a penalty as Walker-Peters wins a battle inside the area with Mbeumo but they're quickly dismissed by the referee. 

59’

Broja knocks it wide

Ward-Prowse does well to find Broja on the penalty spot and while his flighted delivery meets the head of Broja, the Albanian fails to get it under control and the ball bounces behind for a Brentford goalkick. 

57’

Strong punch from Forster

With Brentford ramping up their search for a third goal, Forster comes out to clear Eriksen's delivery but makes contact with Jansson's head whilst punching the ball away. A pause in play for Jansson to be assessed. 

56’

Vital interception from Perraud

Excellent defending from the Frenchman, Mbeumo works a nice ball into Jensen but Perraud is there to clear and send the ball out for a throw in. 

55’

Saints controlling the ball well

Good build up work from Saints who control the ball well in front of goal before it's eventually worked to Stuart Armstrong, he looks to get the ball across goal but fails to make contact with the ball with it dribbling towards Raya for a safe recovery. 

53’

Redmond attempts solo effort

A lovely run from Redmond down the left-flank who finds plenty of space down the wing before working his way into the edge of the box but his curling effort fails to drop down to find the target. 

50’

Raya caught off guard

A lucky escape for Brentford who find themselves wide open at the back, Broja charges towards the ball but collides with the Bees goalkeeper but with nobody there to pick up the deflection, the opportunity fades away. Huge calls for a Saints penalty but the appeals are denied. 

48’

Eriksen off target 

As expected, Eriksen is the man behind the dead ball in an attempt to extend Brentford's lead but his shot fires well over the crossbar. 

47’

Dangerous set-piece for the hosts

The referee awards a free-kick to the hosts on the outside of the area as Bednarek brings down Toney. 

45’

Time to graft 👊

The second-half is underway at Brentford Community Stadium. 

HALF TIME: Brentford 2-0 Saints

A frustrating first half at Brentford Community Stadium as two goals in the space of one minute and eighteen seconds sees the Bees with the advantage at the break. Saints picked up momentum after the goals as they searched for a way back but couldn't convert their high press into goals. A huge second half performance needed. Come on you Saints!

44’

VAR Decision: Goal not awarded for Southampton [Adam Armstrong] was confirmed

It looks as though Saints have found their way back into the game but Adam Armstrong's excellent finish is ruled out for offside. 

43’

Toney fires over 

A missed opportunity for Brentford who could've got a third just before the break with Eriksen drilling the ball from the set piece to Toney at the far post but he fails to get it under control as it fires across the face of the goal. 

42’

Broja denied by Raya

More pressing play from Saints as Broja makes a delightful turn just inside the area before releasing his effort but it heads straight to Raya. The offside flag is then raised. 

39’

Saints search for a way back 

Saints doing well to play the ball into the area but struggling to convert the press into a goal, with Broja the latest to find his effort comfortably saved by Raya. 

32’

Brentford dangerous on the counter

While Saints have maintained much of the possession since the goals, it's Brentford who continue to look most threatening on the counter-attack, forcing the Saints defence to charge back to chase a stunning pass from Eriksen. 

31’

Ward-Prowse denied by the Brentford wall

The wall does its job and adequately clears Ward-Prowse' low effort. 

30’

Armstrong earns dangerous free-kick

Bech piles the pressure on Adam Armstrong just on the outside of the area, with the ball now being lined up for a potential Ward-Prowse masterclass. 

25’

Broja heads wide

An unusually deep delivery from Ward-Prowse is headed back to Redmond who soon finds Ward-Prowse to cut the ball back into the box, presenting Broja with an opportunity but he fails to get his headed effort under control. 

23’

Raya denies Ward-Prowse

An ambitious attempt from outside of the area from the Saints captain but his shot from 25-yards-out is comfortably saved by the Brentford goalkeeper. 

21’

Broja earns a corner

Saints look to find their way back into the game, Walker-Peters sends the ball across goal and while Broja makes contact it's deflected behind for a Saints corner. 

20’

Wissa nearly finds a third 

Another strong delivery at the set-piece from Eriksen sees Wissa with the opportunity to make it three but pressure on the goalline from Stuart Armstrong sees his effort fire over the post. 

18’

Yellow Card for Ibrahima Diallo (Southampton)

An early booking for Diallo who is shown a yellow for a late challenge on Wissa. 

17’

Armstrong attempt at the near post

A nice run from the Scot who finds his way past Nørgaard as he tries to cut in at the near post but it's ultimately an easy save for Raya. 

Wissa makes it two 

Two goals in the space of a minute leaves Saints with plenty of work to do. Salisbury plays the advantage as Brentford work the attack, Wissa picks the ball up from Eriksen who makes no error in finding the back of the net. 

14’

GOAL

Yoane Wissa (14’) | 2 0

Jansson gives the hosts the advantage

An early breakthrough in West London as Eriksen's corner falls for Ivan Toney who sends the ball across goal for Jansson to tap in. 

13’

GOAL

Pontus Jansson (13’) | 1 0

10’

Wissa denied by Forster

With the hosts working their way into the game, Wissa finds himself in the box and with an opportunity to beat Forster at the near post but the Saints goalkeeper gets down in good time to retrieve the ball. 

9’

Wissa hits the counter

Saints look to find an opening from Ward-Prowse' corner but the clearance gives Brentford an opportunity on the counter with Wissa on the break but the chance amounts to nothing. 

6’

Perraud shoots wide 😰

Some lovely footwork from Perraud who dances his way down the left flank and into the penalty area before releasing a shot goalwards but his effort bounces wide of the near post. 

3’

Early opportunity for Saints

A poor clearance from Sorensen finds the feet of Stuart Armstrong who tries his luck from range but Jansson is there to block for the hosts. 

1’

Underway in the capital 😇

Brentford get things started in this Premier League showdown. 

SAINTS STING THE BEES | Southampton 4-1 Brentford

Saints emerged 4-1 victors when Brentford visited St Mary's back in January, with Jan Bednarek, Ché Adams and Armando Broja all on the scoresheet on a triumphant day in SO14. 

14.31
VOTE NOW
Who's your first goalscorer?

Who's your first goalscorer?

The results so far:

  • Adam Armstrong
    33%
  • Armando Broja
    13%
  • James Ward-Prowse
    31%
  • Nathan Redmond
    4%
  • Stuart Armstrong
    11%
  • Other...
    7%

🐝 Brentford team news

Starting XI: Raya, Henry, Nørgaard, Jensen, Wissa, Toney, Jansson (C), Mbuemo, Ajer, Eriksen, Sørensen.

Subs: Lössl, Dasilva, Jeanvier, Fosu-Henry, Baptiste, Janelt, Roerslev, Stevens, Jay Young-Coombes.

14.12

😇 SAINTS TEAM NEWS

Starting XI: Forster, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Salisu, Perraud, Diallo, Ward-Prowse (C), S.Armstrong, Redmond, Broja, A.Armstrong.

SUBS: McCarthy, Lyanco, Valery, Romeu, Elyounoussi, Tella, Adams, Long, Dibling.

14.00

Who's ready for team news? 👀

13.58
VOTE NOW
How many changes are YOU making today?

How many changes are YOU making today?

The results so far:

  • Keep it the same
    0%
  • One or two, nothing major
    25%
  • Three or four, let's switch things up
    50%
  • Five or more, time to try something new
    25%

The work continues 💪

A look inside Staplewood Campus...

13.02

Every game there is something to prove and as a player every game is a chance to show up."

Ralph Hasenhüttl
on today's visit to Brentford
11.09

Take a seat for Hasenhüttl's presser 🎙

Hear from the boss as he previews today's trip to Brentford.

11.06

🐝 MATCHDAY 😇

Saints travel to the capital to visit Brentford for the first time in the Premier League this afternoon (3pm BST). The two sides sit level on points in the standings, with the hosts a place above on goal difference. A win for either side could see them rise to as high as 10th if other results go their way.

08.46

BRE vs SOU Line Ups

Brentford

1
David Raya (GK)
29
Mads Bech Sørensen
20
Kristoffer Ajer goal
18
Pontus Jansson (C) goal
3
Rico Henry
6
Christian Nørgaard
8
Mathias Jensen
replace Nathan Young-Coombes (87′)
21
Christian Eriksen
11
Yoane Wissa goal
replace Josh Dasilva (68′)
17
Ivan Toney
19
Bryan Mbeumo
replace Shandon Baptiste (81′)
27
Vitaly Janelt
24
Tariqe Fosu-Henry
36
Finley Stevens
43
Nathan Young-Coombes
10
Josh Dasilva
26
Shandon Baptiste
30
Mads Roerslev
49
Jonas Lössl
23
Julian Jeanvier

Southampton

44
Fraser Forster (GK)
22
Mohammed Salisu
15
Romain Perraud
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
35
Jan Bednarek
27
Ibrahima Diallo yellow card
replace Mohamed Elyounoussi (64′)
17
Stuart Armstrong
replace Oriol Romeu (83′)
8
James Ward-Prowse (C)
11
Nathan Redmond
18
Armando Broja
9
Adam Armstrong
43
Yan Valery
24
Mohamed Elyounoussi
7
Shane Long
4
Lyanco
10
Che Adams
1
Alex McCarthy
6
Oriol Romeu
23
Nathan Tella
45
Tyler Dibling

BRE vs SOU Match Stats

Brentford

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    40
    comparison angle
    60
  • Shots
    18
    comparison angle
    19
  • Shots on target
    5
    comparison angle
    4
  • Corners
    4
    comparison angle
    7
  • Passes Complete
    231
    comparison angle
    376

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Shots On Target
1
Stuart  Armstrong
Stuart Armstrong
chances created
Chances Created
3
Stuart  Armstrong
Stuart Armstrong
passes completed
Passes Completed
73
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
tackles
Tackles
5
Mohammed Salisu
Mohammed Salisu
clearances
Clearances
5
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
saves
Saves
2
Fraser Forster
Fraser Forster